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Deep Sky Colors - Astrophotography by Rogelio Bernal Andreo

Comet and Trunk

2 Sep 2014, 03:31 UTC
Comet and Trunk
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Get a quality print or poster of this image!Here's an image I took Sunday night of Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques (the green fuzzy ball left-top) as it cruises the constellation Cepheus, past the IC 1396 nebula (the big red cloud on the right). Near the center of the image, you can also see the Elephant Trunk's nebula. Just a few days ago the comet was showing a nice, long and pointy tail, but by Sunday it had mostly vanished. The image accumulates about 10 hours

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DATEAugust, 2014
PHOTOExposure: 3 panes mosaic for LRGB: L: 6 x 10', RGB: 6x5' each, 3 panes mosaic for H-Alpha: All combined 56 x 15'Total: 21.5 hoursFocal: 385mm, f/3.6-->

EQUIPMENTImaging Scope: Dual FSQ 106 EDX w/ReducerCamera: Dual STL11kGuide Camera: StarShoot AutoguiderMount: EM-400

SITE & CONDITIONSDARC Observatory, CaliforniaTransparency: ?-->

SOFTWARECalibration/Registration/Stacking: PixInsightPost-Processing: PixInsight & Photoshop

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